They quickly drew the chairman of the animal protection association into their midst. "You dear slider, all the dignitaries….", menche looked around the room. "That's why my wife told me to dress decently."
Heide menche had turned out to be a good complice for iris von crailsheim and the rest of the board of the animal protection association kitzingen city and county e.V. Proven: together they managed to make their "boss" feel at home, the otherwise "so wonderfully flowery speeches hold", briefly lost his tongue. Iris von crailsheim, menche's deputy, took the opportunity to recall the autumn of 1987: at that time, a friend had spontaneously dragged the pharmacist, who had only recently come to kitzingen, to the annual general meeting of the animal protection association – and menche had chosen the location as his second home. Chairman left. Only six months later, the then chairwoman resigned, and gerd menche was unanimously elected as his successor. Since then he has held the office of "chief advocate of the animals inne.
"Maybe it was a good thing that hesse, with his nerves of steel, couldn't know exactly what he was getting into at the time.", said iris von crailsheim. Many turbulent years followed – years in which the question was repeatedly raised: "will the animal shelter be able to be maintained??" A nerve-racking new building could be managed, but especially the withdrawal of the americans brought new financial worries to the animal shelter.